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Benriach The Thirty Single Malt Whiskey

$775.00

Size
750ml, bottle

Benriach The Thirty Single Malt Whiskey is a 30-year-old Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, crafted by Benriach with peated malt and matured in a unique combination of casks. Expect a complex and well-balanced dram with smoky, fruity, and spiced notes.

Description

A Symphony of Flavors

Benriach The Thirty is a 30-year-aged masterpiece, a testament to the art of Speyside single malt whisky. The first impression comes from its rich mahogany color, hinting at the depth of flavors within. As you raise the glass to your nose, a captivating aroma unfolds. Imagine stewed plums, their sweetness tinged with the warmth of baking spices like cinnamon. A whisper of smoke, characteristic of Speyside malts, weaves through these notes, adding a touch of intrigue. Hints of orange peel add a burst of citrusy brightness, while the subtle presence of cocoa evokes a sense of richness.

The Sip Unfolds the Story

The first sip of Benriach The Thirty is an explosion of taste. Dark fruits, like plums and raisins, take center stage, their sweetness balanced by the luxurious Manuka honey. Imagine biting into a decadent chocolate raisin, the richness of the chocolate mingling with the juicy fruit. The influence of the various casks becomes apparent as notes of vanilla and spice emerge, courtesy of the bourbon barrels and virgin oak. All the while, a gentle wisp of smoke lingers in the background, adding a layer of complexity that keeps the palate engaged.

A Lingering Finish

As you savor the final swallow, the long and complex finish takes hold. The smoky notes transform, leaving a trail of honeyed smoke that lingers on the tongue. This smoky sweetness is a hallmark of Benriach whiskies matured for extended periods, where the smoke integrates seamlessly with the other flavors. The experience is one of perfect balance, where each element complements the others, creating a truly unforgettable dram.

Beyond the Taste

The complexity of Benriach The Thirty is a result of meticulous craftsmanship. The use of peated malt adds a subtle smokiness, while maturation in a variety of casks infuses the whisky with diverse flavors. Sherry casks contribute notes of dried fruit and spice, bourbon barrels add vanilla and sweetness, virgin oak provides structure and spice, and Port casks lend a touch of richness. Master blender Rachel Barrie expertly marries these components, resulting in a whisky that is both intensely flavorful and remarkably refined.

 

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

46%

Country

Scotland

Region

Speyside

Brand

BenRiach

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Finish

Finish

Smoke Level: Complex.

Taste

Taste

Dark fruit, manuka honey, chocolate raisin, honey smoke.

Color

Color

Mahogany.

Aroma

Aroma

Stewed plum, baked orange, smoked walnut, cinnamon cocoa.